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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,553Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 149 out of 1107

$1.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 1107

447 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
45%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Kentucky
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 447 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

34% of this provider’s 447 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 7,228 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

40% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$98 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Kentucky
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 957 242 S3 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 455 272 2 6
CRESTOR 449 220 3 23
FUROSEMIDE 426 208 4 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 300 217 5 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 284 86 6 22
GABAPENTIN 269 84 7 9
BYSTOLIC 264 136 8 138
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 254 110 9 14
KLOR-CON M20 247 165 10 75
CARVEDILOL 224 141 11 27
ALPRAZOLAM 216 81 12 87
NEXIUM 206 88 13 18
TRILIPIX 200 119 14 153
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 196 125 15 3
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 194 77 R 16 48
AZITHROMYCIN 190 101 17 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 190 96 17 30
OMEPRAZOLE 188 63 19 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 183 106 20 15
BUMETANIDE 182 120 21 123
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 175 77 22 119
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168 83 23 11
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 166 57 S2 24 93
SIMVASTATIN 156 106 25 5
CYMBALTA 150 32 26 50
EXFORGE HCT 147 80 27 314
SPIRIVA 138 63 28 57
COREG CR 131 70 29 339
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 131 41 R 29 56
AZOR 130 74 31 320
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 125 66 32 59
AVELOX 105 39 33 345
CLOPIDOGREL 102 64 34 28
SINGULAIR 102 50 34 65
METFORMIN HCL 102 46 34 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101 50 37 82
SYNTHROID 100 70 38 70
ENDOCET 98 16 S2 39 91
CEFDINIR 95 45 40 163
CITALOPRAM HBR 95 49 40 17
IBUPROFEN 95 41 40 63
ALLOPURINOL 95 82 40 36
TRICOR 94 55 44 95
ADVAIR DISKUS 94 20 44 54
SYMBICORT 92 32 46 124
BENICAR HCT 89 38 47 288
TRAMADOL HCL 87 51 48 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85 38 49 38
FENOFIBRATE 83 41 50 67
ROPINIROLE HCL 82 49 51 69
LOVAZA 81 38 52 101
PLAVIX 81 56 52 39
CARISOPRODOL 80 0 R 54 146
DIOVAN HCT 77 61 55 106
FAMOTIDINE 77 47 55 111
PROMETHAZINE HCL 76 39 R 57 44
DIOVAN 75 25 58 51
ACTOPLUS MET 71 45 59 414
PROAIR HFA 71 22 59 37
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70 54 61 117
TIZANIDINE HCL 69 15 62 73
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67 24 63 118
EXFORGE 65 30 64 221
ONGLYZA 62 21 65 205
VENTOLIN HFA 62 0 65 97
NASONEX 61 22 67 206
SERTRALINE HCL 59 23 68 20
MIRTAZAPINE 58 47 69 61
BACLOFEN 57 15 70 133
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 24 70 129
TRIBENZOR 57 11 70 445
TAMSULOSIN HCL 56 40 73 30
JANUVIA 56 30 73 60
LIPITOR 55 21 75 109
DALIRESP 55 22 75 392
TOPIRAMATE 55 16 75 160
RAMIPRIL 53 33 78 84
ACTOS 53 29 78 132
SUCRALFATE 52 30 80 121
ABILIFY 52 0 80 170
LYRICA 52 29 80 83
PEN NEEDLE 51 20 83 192
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 51 27 83 213
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51 15 83 77
LANTUS 50 15 86 49
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Sept. 11, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.